CUMMINS QSK95 LOCOMOTIVE delivers 201 kph

ATLANTA – Cummins Inc. announced that its Cummins QSK95 locomotive engine is in active service installed in Siemens® Charger locomotives in California, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri and Wisconsin.

As displayed at APTA Expo (Booth 1933), the QSK95 uses integrated Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) after-treatment to meet Tier 4 emissions. Combined with Cummins latest-generation Modular Common Rail fuel system (MCR) and turbocharging, it delivers 4400 hp (3281 kW), the highest output of any 16-cylinder high-speed diesel. It enables locomotives to reach top speeds of over 125 mph (201 kmh).

“Versus medium-speed engines, the QSK95 delivers unmatched fuel efficiency and responsiveness with ultra-low emissions and reduced noise, all in a smaller footprint. It supports a 16 percent improvement in fuel efficiency over the non-Tier 4 locomotives that the Charger will replace. The emissions improvement is around 90 percent,” said Melina Kennedy, Executive Director of Cummins Rail Business.

The Charger locomotives, built by Siemens in Sacramento, California, are the first high-speed passenger locomotives to receive Tier 4 emissions certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). They are Buy America compliant, using a diverse base of U.S. suppliers including Cummins.

The lighter-weight design enables improved efficiency as well as less maintenance for both the locomotive and the railway infrastructure. Cummins high-speed QSK95 engine is 30-50 percent lighter and smaller than an equivalent traditional medium-speed engine. The locomotive has a fuel capacity of 2,200 gallons and is three times more efficient per passenger than comparable two-person car travel.

Locomotives are currently operating from hubs in Oakland and Chicago. Brightline’s passenger rail service, connecting to South Florida and later on to Orlando, will operate from West Palm Beach. In 2018, there will be a further hub in Baltimore. The locomotives are being supported by close collaboration from Siemens and the local Cummins distributors to ensure high levels of equipment uptime.

“To date, we have delivered 70 out of the 80 engines initially ordered. Based on the positive feedback so far, we expect demand to continue as more projects come on-line,” added Kennedy.

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Blue whale sized project Toowomba

The Federal Government reports that 32 concrete girders, each the length of a fully-grown blue whale, have been installed as part of construction on a new overpass west of Toowoomba, Queensland.

 

Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said duplication of the Warrego Highway between Toowoomba and Oakey was ramping up, with the major engineering milestone recently achieved between Charlton and Kingsthorpe.

 

According to Mr. Chester, the installation of the girders for the new overpass at the intersection of Kingsthorpe-Haden Road and Gowrie Mountain School Road represented a major milestone in the Stage 2 duplication of the Warrego Highway between Toowoomba and Oakey.

 

“This is a known crash site and safety on the highway will be greatly enhanced once the overpass is opened to traffic in November 2017,” said Mr. Chester. “This $160 million upgrade is one of 15 projects being delivered as part of the Warrego Highway Upgrade Program.”

 

Queensland Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports, Mark Bailey, has said the girders, which measure 25 metres long and weigh 27.7 tonnes, would provide the platform for the new overpass on the highway at the intersection of Kingsthorpe-Haden Road and Gowrie Mountain School Road.

 

Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh said the girders needed specialised heavy transport to move, and large cranes to lift and place them on the bridge sub-structure.

 

“The installation of 32 concrete girders formed an important component for the construction of the new overpass,” said McVeigh. “Stage one of the project was completed in July 2016 and the Stage two upgrade between Charlton and Kingsthorpe will vastly improve safety through better separation of opposing lanes of traffic, upgrading several intersections and providing new turning lanes,” said Mr. McVeigh.

 

The Australian Government has committed $128 million towards the $160 million Toowoomba to Oakey Duplication Stage 2 (Charlton to Kingsthorpe) project, with the Queensland Government contributing $32 million.

 

The $635 million Warrego Highway Upgrade Program is funded by the Australian and Queensland governments on an 80:20 funding split arrangement.

 

With thanks, TMR and Roads Online. Photo credit; Maranaplusmore.com.au www.torquepower.com.au

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